Our Music

 

Sophisticated Swing takes pride in its renditions of the best swing music of the '40s & early '50s. Music made famous by...

 

Glen Miller

Tommy & Jimmy Dorsey

Harry James

Benny Goodman

Artie Shaw

Count Basie

Woody Herman

Duke Ellington

Stan Kenton ... and the rest of the big bands that were household names during the swing era.

 

We have a large collection of tunes from this era to help us recreate the magical dance floor atmospheres from this period.

Sophisticated Swing is a big band with a difference. We believe that the biggest pop hits from the '50s to the '00s can & should be played by big bands. 

 

The Beatles

The Beach Boys

Bette Midler

The Carpenters

Chicago

Carole King

Elvis Presley

James Taylor

Blood Sweat & Tears

Earth, Wind & Fire

Elton John

Nora Jones

Jimmy Buffet

Celine Dion

Ricky Martin

James Brown ... and the list goes on & on.......

 

Sophisticated Swing has a large Latin library which will excite & entertain all who love to dance to a Latin beat.

 

Our tunes will make you want to tango, mambo, cha-cha, do the bossa nova or begin the begujne. We may even get you up on the dance floor to join in a conga line as the Latin rhythms flow from tunes like...

 

Copacabana

Hot Hot Hot

Livin' La Vida Loca

Meditation

The Girl from Ipanema

Kiss of Fire...

 

 

This band comes ready for all occasions!

 

Sophisticated Swing has a large collection of specialty numbers ready to meet the needs of any occasion you may be celebrating. This musical collection includes:

 

Waltzes & polkas

Patriotic anthems (Can. & USA)

Marches

Celebration tunes (Auld Lang Syne, Happy Birthday, Anniversary Waltz)

Party Tunes ("Celebration", "Celebrate", etc.)

Wedding March

 

We even play the Macarena, the YMCA and the Stripper!

 

 

Sophisticated Swing has highly accomplished jazz musicians who love to perform music for audience who want to hear big band jazz.

 

Our jazz library includes the best jazz works of...

 

Ellington

Basie

Woody Herman

Buddy Rich

Maynard Ferguson

Stan Kenton

Bill Holman ... and many others.

 

Sophisticated Swing takes on a whole different flavour for those who enjoy the jazz side of the big bands.

 

 

Sophisticated Swing also has an extensive Christmas Library for holiday dances and celebrations!

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